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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
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February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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November 20, 2008
From Iraq, Rich Morales, a Yale alum, White House fellow, and battalion commander, weighs in on the university’s debate over restoring an officer training corps to its campus.
November 19, 2008
A new book reflects on the writer as migrant. Scott McLemee tracks it down.
November 18, 2008
Many critiques of affirmative action fail to understand how decisions are actually made, writes Julie Vultaggio.
November 17, 2008
William Major writes that he can't imagine punishing or rewarding a student for political reasons. But he wonders how much grades may be determined by whether professors like or dislike students.
November 14, 2008
The burgeoning financial pressures on institutions increase the need for them to look for creative ways to make health insurance more affordable, not less, for their students, writes Jon Englund.

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